Voted Best Live Music Venue, both Readers and Editors Choice
San Antonio Magazine, November 2010
Sam's is centrally located just north of downtown San Antonio right next to the Pearl Brewery at Broadway and Grayson. Sam's has been doing live music in San Antonio for about 11 years but in the last three and a half years they have committed to bringing in top flight bands. Backed by an over $250,000 remodeling project that includes new bar, new restrooms, a green room and upgraded PA has made Sam's one of the top music rooms in the state if not the country.
Committed to having a truly diverse music room bringing in everything from blues to indie rock to rockabilly to swing to country to americana to soul/funk. Hosting shows by the Old 97s, Robin Trower, Colin Hay, Rhett Miller, Delbert McClinton, Eric Johnson, Stephen Bruton, Pinetop Perkins, Cowboy Mouth, Heartless Bastards, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears, Stanton Moore Trio, Anders Osborne, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Doyle Bramhall Sr., Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Joe Ely, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll, Texas Tornados, Bob Schneider, George Porter Jr., Jason Isbell and the 400 Units, Justin Townes Earle, Suzy Bogguss, Ian Moore, Del Castillo, Junior Brown, Paul Thorn, Cody Canada, James McMurtry, Chris Knight, Wade Bowen, Band of Heathens, Lydia, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, Tab Benoit, Walter Trout, Charlie Musselwhite, Tommy Castro, Coco Montoya, Guitar Shorty, John Lee Hooker Jr., Tinsley Ellis, Red Elvises, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Micky and the Motorcars, Bruce Robison, Walt Wilkins, Sean McConnell, Adam Hood, Monte Montgomery, Dale Watson, Two Tons of Steel, Mingo Fishtrap, Kim Lenz, Patricia Vonne, Jesse Dayton, Carolyn Wonderland, Guy Forsyth, John Cowan, Scott H. Biram, Danny Barnes, Malford Milligan, W.C. Clark, Andy McKee, Elizabeth Cook, Les Dudek, Junior Brown and Bleu Edmondson to name a few to the growing list of musicians to play the Sam's stage.
What they're saying about us
"Sam's Burger Joint in San Antonio, TX is my new favorite place to play in San Antonio. And we look forward to playing there for years to come."
—Micky Braun, Micky & the Motorcars
"Sam's is a great rock n roll club with an old-time listening vibe."
—Ed Jurdi, The Band of Heathens
"Sam's is one of my favorite places to play. It's got vibe and great sound. What more do you need?"
—Gordy Quist, The Band of Heathens
"Having been in my share of live music venues, I feel comfortable saying Sam's Burger Joint has it all. Great sound, a perfectly sized music venue, nothing obstructing the view of the stage, top notch burgers,full bar and a fun staff to be around. Hope to see you at Sam's."
—Mattson Rainer GM KNBT-FM New Braunfels, TX